20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
2
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
3
Turku
— 3 nights
4
Imatra
— 1 night
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
6
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
7
Mustasaari
— 1 day
8
Rovaniemi
— 1 night

5
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Helsinki Cathedral and Temppeliaukio Church. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Pack the 7th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel route site.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Helsinki is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in October, things will get colder in Helsinki: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Espoo
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik Gard and then identify plant and animal life at Oro.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kimito Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Kimito Island are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get some historical perspective at Turku Castle and Old Rauma. Do some cultural sightseeing at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and The Church of the Holy Cross (in Rauma). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, admire the striking features of Kuusisto Manor, trek along The Archipelago Trail, and stroll through Kultaranta Garden.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Turku trip planning app.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Turku are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rauma, Kuusisto Manor, Kurjenrahka National Park, Kultaranta Garden
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Imatrankoski Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, thenadmire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, and finally see the interesting displays at Imatra Veteran’s Home Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Imatra trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Turku to Imatra in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. October in Imatra sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Joutsenon kirkko
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Joutsenon kirkko ©
Joutsenon kirkko
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, thenexplore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna online vacation planner.

You can drive from Imatra to Savonlinna in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, thenhike along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then explore the activities along Pielinen.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Koli Nature Centre Ukko
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Koli Nature Centre Ukko ©
Koli Nature Centre Ukko
Pielinen ©
Pielinen

1
day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Mustasaari trip planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Mustasaari in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 18th (Thu), see where the action happens at Lappi Areena, thensee exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mustasaari to Rovaniemi. When traveling from Mustasaari in October, plan for little chillier days in Rovaniemi, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Wildlife
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris

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